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Tax Conference 2018

Tax Conference 2018
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From the Chair

Kia ora

It is my pleasure to invite you to join us at the 2018 NZLS CLE Tax Conference.

The New Zealand tax system is currently undergoing massive change as it addresses new OECD-recommended BEPS reforms to international tax (in respect of transfer pricing, permanent establishments, hybrid mismatch arrangements and interest limitation rules), new timing rules for the bright-line test, proposed new rules for ring-fencing certain rental losses, developments with the reporting mechanisms for FATCA, CRS, and foreign trusts, the fine-tuning of our world class GST system, the roll-out of streamlined systems and processes associated with Inland Revenue’s Transformation Programme, and what tomorrow’s tax system should look like as part of the work being undertaken by the Tax Working Group.

With an impressive line-up of speakers from the profession and Inland Revenue sessions will aim to provide a technical and practical insight into what these new reforms mean for business and other taxpayers as well as considering where taxpayer rights now sit within an increasingly complex tax system. The latter is an important topic given the new tax obligations associated with these reforms and the difficulties taxpayers and professional advisers have in keeping abreast of these constant changes.

Our keynote speaker is Mr Ali Noroozi, the Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT) in Australia. The office of the IGT was set up in Australia as a statutory agency independent of the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). The IGT assists taxpayers with administrative conduct-related complaints and advises the Australian Government by way of investigations and reports on how the administration of the tax system can be improved for all taxpayers. Given the themes in the programme dealing with significant tax system change and the importance of administrative accountability and taxpayer rights, Mr Noroozi’s participation is both timely and welcomed so we thank him for agreeing to come and share his wisdom and experience with us.

An understanding of tax laws is important to all members of the profession and the programme has been designed with this in mind. I look forward to seeing you there!

Chair: Denham Martin

Programme outline

Download the conference brochure for a full outline of each session.
  • Transfer Pricing Update
  • The New Interest Limitation Rules
  • Changes to Source & Permanent Establishment
  • International Transparency & Information Exchange
  • Taxation of Land Transactions - review & update
  • GST: How 2018's Developments Will Affect Your Clients
  • How Will Inland Revenue Work With Advisers in a Time of Great Change?
  • Fairly, Impartially & According to Law - Thinking about giving effect to taxpayer rights in New Zealand tax administration
  • Taxpayers’ Rights, Complaints & Administration Issues From an Australian Perspective

Learning objectives

In this Conference you will:

  • Hear how the impending changes to tax law could affect you, your practice and your clients.
  • Be updated on recent case law and possible legislative changes.

Live Web Stream

This intensive is available via live web stream, direct to your computer. Click here to find out more about web streaming.
Please note: Live Web Stream registrations close 3pm 5 September.


Please indicate your selection upon registration:
  • Hard Copy - Your book will be given to you when you register on the day - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and you can collect the hard copy book when you register on the day  - additional $30 charge


  • 8.30am - Sessions begin
  • 5.05pm - Sessions end followed by drinks and canapes

Fee (incl GST)


Earlybird - by 6 August 2018
  • $790 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • ​$850 - Non-members

Registration after 6 August 2018

  • $840 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $900 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

Earlybird - by 6 August 2018
  • $770

Registration after 6 August 2018

  • $820

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here
Download PDF brochure & registration form here.

Auckland 6 September
Live Web Stream 6 September
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $200 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.


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New Zealand